Hmmm. Now in my case, I experience incredible itching whenever I wear weaves of any kind, be they for plaiting or just the regular comb through varieties. I guess my scalp is just sensitive to what it does not grow itself cause I have tried human hair and experienced far worse itching.
So why persist? For me, it is purely for convenience. Its what I call “get up and go” hair. Women will NEVER stop wearing weaves though, so I guess the only advice is, try to be sure of the state of what is going onto your scalp. I am still trying to figure out how microscopic those maggots eggs were that even the hair dresser could not observe them. Good grief. I do however, like the fact that the hair dresser has taken responsibility and apologised and is even trying to get to the bottom of the issue.
- Legal assistant Irene Myangoh bought hair piece from salon in Nairobi
- She was forced to shave her hair and take antibiotics after her ordeal
- Salon manager says she has fitted ten weaves from the same package
A woman claimed she was plagued with blinding headaches after she was fitted with a human hair weave reportedly filled with flesh-eating maggots that burrowed into her head.
Irene Myangoh, a personal assistant at a law firm in Nairobi, Kenya, paid a salon for the hair piece which doctors believe may have come from a corpse.
After two weeks, she started suffering from severe headaches which painkillers did little to ease.
When blood tests and a brain scan also came back negative, she went back to her doctor who examined her scalp and reportedly found maggots eating into her skull.
No further details were given about the maggots and the doctor could not be reached for comment by the station.
The manager of the salon said she had fitted ten weaves from the package where Miss Myangoh’s came from, adding that she had sold 150 pieces from the entire batch in less than two months.
The woman, who did not want to be named, said: ‘I am shocked to hear this because this is the first time such a thing is happening to my clients.
‘I will get more information from my supplier because we import these weaves from the UK, USA and India.’
She said the supplier may have sent her rejects from a factory and promised to compensate Miss Myangoh, who had to shave her hair and take antibiotics for two weeks after her ordeal.
Dr CK Musau, a surgeon at Nairobi hospital, told iReportersTV that he had dealt with ten similar cases in the last six months.
He added: ‘It is unfortunate how the West has influenced Kenyan youth, especially ladies.
‘They should stick to their natural African beauty as opposed to trying to ape what they see.’